No. 2 - Josh Hartle Left-Handed Pitcher Wake Forest
Lefty Josh Hartle may be coming into this year a little under the radar with transfer Chase Burns being added to the rotation. Hartle is still very highly rated himself and this would be a great selection if he could fall to the Pirates.
In his sophomore season with the Deacons, Hartle threw to a 2.81 earned run average over 102 innings. With this workload, Hartle struck out 140 and walked only 24 batters. Hartle’s fastball can top in the mid-90s and along with that is a plus curveball and cutter. An effective left-handed pitcher that can climb through the minors and give the Pirates organization more depth with left-handed pitching options can be a great value.